Tam Giang Lagoon is a lagoon located in Tam Giang-Cau Hai Lagoon system. The area of Tam Giang Lagoon is about 52 km², stretching about 24 km west-northwest-east-southeast from the O Lau estuary to the Huong river mouth, in the territory of three districts namely Phong Dien, Quang Dien and Huong Tra in the Thua Thien Hue province. Tam Giang Lagoon has a depth of 2m to 4m, some points have depth of up to 7m, is a convergence of 3 big rivers: O Lau River, Huong River and Bo River before pouring into the sea through Thuan An estuary.
To get to Tam Giang Lagoon, you can go via Highway 49 or crept through the ancient villages from Hue city. But the most interesting thing is to take a boat from Vinh Tu wharf to discover the beauty of the lagoon and the features of the fishing villages.
In contrast to the beauty of ancient, sadness of Hue, Tam Giang Lagoon brings with it a wild, peaceful beauty.
With a length of about 24km, starting from the mouth of O Lau river, mixing with the Huong river before pouring into Thuan An, Tam Giang is one of the largest lagoons in Southeast Asia. This place has a lot of storks, cauldron, black coot, goose, and ducks … swimming on the white water surface, creating a poetic scene that is also very lively.
Coming to Tam Giang Lagoon, you will admire the virtual beauty of the vast lagoon in the dawn or sunset when the last rays of a day remain on the shimmering water. The colors of nature created Tam Giang Lagoon an attractive beauty.
From the beginning of the wharf is a bustling market when the boats catching seafood back; Shrimp, fish, fresh squid are transferred to the market and from there to all over the region.
The locals here mostly live on aquaculture. At night, they take a boat out to the lagoon, drop net, catch fish and brought it to the market to sell in the next morning. The locals here are gentle, simple and hospitable. If you ask, they can invite you to travel along the river at night and treat the specialties here.
It will be an exciting experience if you get a sleepover on this lagoon once, feel the fresh air and enjoy the natural products.
Certainly Tam Giang Lagoon will attract you as soon as you arrive here.